July 16, 2020 | 12:07 AM IST

India-Chinese troops deployed at easy-to-activate positions on Ladakh border

In a major development, the Indian and Chinese Armies have pepped up and placed their land and air assets and deployed them at strategic locations on the Ladakh border from where they can be activated at the earliest.

According to a source, this time, the Chinese Army has crossed over into the Depsang plains and are ‘supporting their claim this time with strong military back-up’ and have moved in heavy vehicles, tanks, artillery. The troops have been deployed at the Y-Junction or Bottleneck on the Depsang plains around 30 km South-East from the important airstrip of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO).

On the other hand, the Indian Army too has mobilized its troops and equipment including the armoured vehicles and the artillery. 

The sources revealed, “They (Chinese Army) can prevent our soldiers from reaching 5 to 6 patrolling areas easily and each of these covers an area of 10-15 sq km. We will not be able to go to the Patrolling Points 10, 11, 11A, 12, and 13 if the Chinese troops are there because our route to the patrolling points is through one point where they are present. We have not read the Chinese intentions well.”

The source revealed that this is the fifth point of standoff in eastern Ladakh apart from Finger 4, Hot Spring Sector, and Patrolling Points 14 and 15 in Galwan Valley.

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